How will you be assessed?
Apprentices, undergraduates and graduates
Closing deadlines:Please be aware, if a particular opportunity becomes oversubscribed, we will close it for applications before the stated deadline. We recommend you get your application in as early as possible.
Keeping it simple
Whether you’re applying for an apprenticeship, work experience during the summer holidays, or a year’s placement, or you want to join our graduate scheme, our assessment process is effectively the same.
Got a question? Check out our FAQs.
Step 1: Apply Online
Top Tip: “Have your qualification details to hand before you begin, such as GCSEs and A Levels.” Jason, Student Recruitment team
It takes about 20 minutes to begin your adventure. Simply answer questions about you, your education and your experience.
We’ve designed our application process so we can assess everyone’s merits in the context of their educational and personal circumstances. We do have entry requirements, but we’ll sometimes adjust them to reflect this context. If you feel you fall into this category, please submit a full application form and we’ll consider your situation.
Usually, you should have, or be on track for:
- GCSEs Maths grade 6 and English grade 4 to apply for all programmes
- Plus 104 UCAS points for BrightStart and Graduate Programmes
- Plus a 2:1 degree for Graduate Programmes.
Keep your candidate ID safe
You’ll get a unique candidate ID number when you submit your form. You’ll need to quote this every time you get in touch with us about your application. This is part of our ‘name blind’ recruitment process, which helps us prevent unconscious bias. It means your name, email address, and the schools and university you went to, can’t be seen by our recruitment team when they screen your application, only your candidate ID.
You’ll go straight through to Step 2.
Step 2: Immersive Online Assessment
Top Tip: “When rank ordering your preferred responses to a situation, go with your gut instinct, don’t try to second guess what it is we might be looking for.” Sonal, Student Recruitment team
Get a taste of what it’s like to work here. While we get to know you better. You’ll be asked to look at possible work scenarios and answer honestly how you’d respond, ranking options from your most to least likely actions. Then answer multiple choice questions based on further information provided.
We’re assessing the key strengths you’ll need to succeed here, so it’s really important to answer as honestly as possible.
This assessment isn’t timed, so you can work at your own pace, but you will need to complete it in one sitting. Usually it takes around 40 minutes.
Following the assessment, you’ll receive a bespoke feedback report about your individual strengths and abilities. This is not the outcome of your assessment, it’s to provide you with valuable advice on how to develop your skills and make the most of your potential.
You’ll know within a few days if your assessment didn’t meet our benchmarks. If it did, we’ll consider your full application and get back to you within 2 weeks.
Spring into Deloitte applicants
This is where your application process ends. We’ll let you know as soon as possible how well you did.
Step 3: Job Simulation
Top Tip: “Find a comfortable and quiet place to complete the assessment, make sure any housemates also know you are taking an assessment – the last thing you want on your video response is a cameo appearance!” Leah, Student Recruitment team
Dig deeper in our challenging, yet enjoyable, online video assessment. Everything here relates to what you can do and achieve at Deloitte, with questions in different formats: written, video and multiple choice.
Think of it like a face-to-face interview.
- Wear clothes you’d wear to work
- Take time to prepare
- Complete the practice questions at the start of the assessment, they’ll help you get used to the technology.
Service Line Selection
Before taking the Job Simulation, you may be asked to choose the area of our business you want to work in. You’re not being assessed here, just given information about what you’d do day-to-day and the professional qualification you’d take.
You'll receive an email with your outcome, including feedback, within 3 weeks.
Step 4: Final Stage Assessment
Top Tip: “Our assessors are here to get the best out of you, they are not trying to trip you up or trick you, remember they want you to do well and you will shine.” Amelia, Student Recruitment team
An interview with a senior person from the business area you’ve applied to join. We’ll ask you to complete some exercises and do a presentation too. Don’t worry, you’ll get all the details beforehand, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.
Summer Vacation Scheme
Your Final Stage Assessment is a live video interview instead, with a team member from the business area and office you’ve applied to. This is focused on your motivations for the scheme and business area. You’ll also be asked a few relevant strengths-based questions. These interviews usually last 30 to 40 minutes.
Your offer or feedback
If you’re a good fit for us – we’ll offer you a job. Welcome to Deloitte. Either way, it’s really important to us that you have a good experience. Please ask your Student Recruitment contact if you’d like feedback from your Final Stage Assessment; they’ll arrange a call with you.
We aim to provide outcomes as soon as possible after the Final Stage Assessment, usually within 1 week.
Your offer or feedback
If you are successful at final stage assessment we’ll offer you a job. Welcome to Deloitte. Either way, we won’t keep you guessing; we’ll let you know as soon as possible and communicate with you throughout the process.
It’s really important to us that you have a good experience. If you’re not successful, you can ask for feedback from your recruitment contact, who can provide useful advice and pointers to help you at future interviews.
This step applies to the following programmes:
- Industrial Placement
- Graduate Programme
If you’re not successful
You can reapply
If you’re unsuccessful first time round, you can try again. You usually have to wait 6 or 12 months from the date of your first application. It depends on the scheme. Your student recruitment contact can advise you on this.